Does Diet Coke affect your glucose?
Diet Coke and most other diet soft drinks do not contain sugar. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate, and carbohydrate is the nutrient that has the most effect on blood glucose. Most diet soft drinks are sweetened with non-nutritive or non-caloric sweeteners such as aspartame, acesulfame-K and sucralose. These sweeteners contain no calories or carbohydrate. Therefore, diet soft drinks that contain these sweeteners will not affect your blood glucose. However, other diet or sugar-free beverages may contain another type of sweetener, called a sugar alcohol. Examples of sugar alcohols include sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol. These sweeteners do contain calories and carbs, although not as much as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, found in regular soft drinks. So, it’s always a good idea to read the Nutrition Facts label on any food or beverage, checking the serving size and the total carbohydrate grams.
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